Monday, December 30, 2013

Ye Mera Deewanapan Hai

Shailendra…

Dil se tujhko bedili hai, mujh ko hai dil ka guroor
Tu yeh maane ke na maane, log maanenge zaroor

Ye mera deewanapan hai, ya mohabbat ka suroor
Tu na pehchaane to hai ye teri nazron ka kusoor

Ye mera deewanapan hai...

Dil ko teri hi tamanna, dil ko hai tujhse hi pyar
Chaahe tu aaye na aaye hum karenge intezaar

Ye mera deewanapan hai...

Aise veerane mein ek din, ghut ke mar jaayenge hum
Jitna ji chaahe pukaro phir nahin aayenge hum

Ye mera deewanapan hai...

High Court Judge Believe Sex Ed Spoils Children

"

"Introduction of sex education in high schools (adult education programme), launched in 2005-06, has only spoiled the minds of children in the impressionable age. Parents have a responsibility to bring children back on the right track," Justice L Narasimha Reddy said.

Justice Reddy, also the Chairman of the High Court Legal Services Committee, further said the collapse of the joint family system has created a sense of insecurity for children.
He was speaking at a sensitisation programme for stake-holders on the "Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012".

Link

I am guessing people got tired of blaming Satellite Channels, Bollywood, Music Videos, Internet etc.

It's imperative that Justice Reddy explains what he thinks is the meaning of 'Sex Education'. Once we have that explanation, I am sure there won't be a need for any further discussion on his statement.

… Jahaalat ki bhi hadh hoti hai!

Friday, December 27, 2013

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Err… Ok.

HD video, I understand. HD audio (for songs and the tele), I understand. HD telephone calls… hmmm. No. THAT I do not understand.

Had the exact same reaction when ages ago we got the upgraded IP phones (with HD audio / calls).

*Wonders why anyone thought this was needed in the first place.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Ridiculous!

"

Khatoon's husband Rakesh filed a petition seeking to produce her before the court, contending that her father had illegally detained her in their house as she had married outside her faith.

On November 27 last year, Khatoon was produced before the high court to ascertain the claims made by Rakesh. However, she denied having married Rakesh, saying the documents, including the marriage certificate issued by the Registrar of Marriages, photographs showing the solemnization of the marriage and a conversion certificate, were fabricated.

The bench then ordered Delhi Police's crime branch to hold a preliminary inquiry. Later Khatoon retracted her initial statement and gave an "unqualified apology" for lying under oath. The couple was married April 9, 2012.

Attempting to justify herself, Khatoon claimed that Rakesh flashed the information about their marriage to her parents without intimating her and she came under tremendous social pressure. Khatoon submitted that she had not made the false statements "intentionally," but was in a state of trauma and under pressure from parents and relatives to deny the marriage.

The teacher had sought leniency, saying she was appearing in court for the first time and was not well versed with the law.

Link

As ridiculous as that is, Khatoon isn't the only one mocking the judiciary. The division bench of Justices Kailash Gambhir and Indermeet Kaur too mocked the judicial process.

The woman was cited for contempt of court (lying under oath and all) and then ordered to pay INR 2,000 and… PRAY AT RAJGHAT for a week !?! Not even a night in the holding cell?? Perhaps even the HC is now terrified of women.

Violating Privacy

Friday, December 20, 2013

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Morgan Freeman Mistaken For Mandela… Only In India

"

The billboard was erected on the side of a road in Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu as part of memorials across India and the world to Mandela, who died on December 5.

But Freeman's face loomed large in the billboard over small images of rights icons Martin Luther King, Mother Teresa and Mahatma Gandhi.

Link

Apna ghar to sambhalta nahin… Sigh. Jab har cheez mein taang adaaoge to aisa hi hoga.

Dikhaawon pe mat jaao, apni akal ladaao… Saale chutiye.

Just 3 Minutes Of Your Time… To Understand The Other Side Of The Argument

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Baiqaraar Kar Ke Hume Yu Na Jaayiye…

Shakeel Badayuni…

Baiqaraar kar ke hume yu na jaayiye, aapko humari kasam laut aayiye

Dekhiye woh kaali-kaali badliyaan, zulf ki ghataa churaa na le kahin
Chori-chori aake shokh bijliyaan, aapki adaa churaa na le kahin
Yu kadam akele naa aage badhayiye, aapko humari kasam laut aayiye

Dekhiye gulab ki woh daaliyaan, badh ke choom le na aap ke kadam
Khoye-khoye bhanwre bhi hain baagh mein, koi aapko bana na le sanam
Behki-behki nazaron se khud ko bachaiye, aapko humari kasam laut aayiye

Zindagi ke raste ajeeb hain, inn mein iss tarah chalaa na kijiye
Khair hai issi mein aapki huzoor, apna koi sathi dhund lijiye
Sunke dil ki baat yun na muskuraiye, aapko humari kasam laut aayiye

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Five Little Pigs – Agatha Christie

Murder Mystery.

Poirot investigates a murder… 16 years after it was committed.

Engaging enough.

Friday, December 13, 2013

The Blacklist

Done with the first 10 episodes. Interesting. Definitely watchable.

New episodes start from 13-01-14.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

6 Year Old Accused Of Sexual Harassment!

"

A 6-year-old boy near Colorado Springs, Colorado, was suspended from school for kissing a girl on the hand. You read that correctly.

"It was during class," first-grader Hunter Yelton said in an interview with CNN affiliate KRDO. "We were doing reading group, and I leaned over and kissed her on the hand. That's what happened."

Not only did Hunter's peck get him suspended from school, but the school accused him of sexual harassment, KRDO reported.

Link

If this isn't overkill, then what is?! This is NOT how you educate the young to be respectful (of women or authority). In fact, if the kid remembers this as he gets older - there just might be another shooting incident. You can then blame the guns for it (rolls eyes).

Guess Mr. Farooq Abdullah had a valid point after all [Link]!

Left to some people, they would perhaps prefer that the entire male population was gassed to death.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Monday, December 9, 2013

Common Sense

- Always maintain distance with the hired help.

- There are a lot of things about the hired help that you don't need to know:

  • B'day / Anniversary.
  • Names of his/her children / siblings.
  • Details about the extended family and regular updates on his/her household.

- There are a lot of things about YOU that the hired help MUST NEVER know:

  • Where you keep your important documents.
  • How you structure your finances.
  • Details about your Assets / Income / Savings.
  • Your problems with your extended family.

- When the hired help is telling you about the other households, s/he isn't bonding with you! S/he is simply gossiping. S/he will be doing the same once out of your house. Be sensible with what you say about others.

- The hired help is HIRED to HELP. They are NOT family and must not be treated as such. You MUST pay them on time. You SHOULD be reasonable with the work load. That's all. There are no further obligations.

- When you have assigned a task, see to it that the help completes it. Of course you should be reasonable when it comes to assigning tasks, but there is no reason why one should accept sloppy work.

- The hired help can watch the tele on their own time. Not on yours. Definitely NOT when they are expected to work.

- Pay them extra if you feel they have done a good job. Be generous with the tips.

- Of course, they can have tea / b'fast / lunch while they are working. But there is no need for you to SERVE it to them or INSIST that they have it. DEFINITELY NO REASON to invite them to share space on the dining table with you!

Satya 2

Simple story, told reasonably well. Not a bad film, but could have been better.

Aradhana Gupta – Nice find!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Farooq Abdullah

I am not a supporter of his politics.

I just feel that the statement was hyped up by the media with the sole intent of creating a controversy. In my view, Farooq Abdullah hasn't said anything wrong. In fact, I would go ahead and say that he simply voiced out what a lot of men today are thinking.

Here is the video. His comment starts around the 00:35 time marker.

If a woman were to say, she is afraid of being alone in a lift (or a bus or a car) with a man... (given all the news reports and increasing abuse incidents) - She is expressing her concern. It is a legitimate concern. Nothing controversial about it. Men aren't going to jump up and down claiming that they were offended by the statement.

The same applies for men too. Believe it or not, men too have their concerns and fears. Farooq Abdullah was simply stating those fears. No controversy here.

Then the guy decides it is best to apologise for 'hurting' the idiotic general public. Even for the apology - the media is looking for masala. Trying to corner the man. He makes another attempt to explain himself… this time though, losing his cool (understandable).

Friday, December 6, 2013

Best way to recover – Return to a normal routine as soon as possible!

Now… would be of immense help if someone could explain this logic to the people busy taking care of the recovering individual.

My New Ride – The Silver Slade (Crtsy: Surya)

2014 Escalade… The Silver Slade. Better pictures will be put up later.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Anna… Hunger Strike… Yawnnnn

"

New Delhi:  Anna Hazare, 76, will begin an indefinite hunger strike on Tuesday to demand that Parliament urgently clear the anti-corruption Lokpal Bill.

"I have written to the Prime Minister saying that his government gave me false assurances," said Anna at a press conference in Delhi today.

Link

Uncleji! Har doosre din shurru ho jaate ho, kuchch karte to ho nahin. Please uncleji… ek baar mar ke to dikhaao. Please.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Err…. You knew him personally? Give it a rest. Nautanki.

  • 40 is young, agreed. But definitely NOT TOO Young!
  • Struggling to come to terms? Why?

It's not like he was a victim of some form of violent / brutal crime or something. Don't get me wrong - That doesn't make his death any less tragic. I am just saying, unless you knew the guy personally, there is no reason to spam the social network with your draamebaazi.

I don't know how people can drum up all these emotions. I too get emotional but only when it involves someone close to me. I need to know the person to feel for the person. Other than that, I can only be polite and offer my condolences.

What brings up rage or causes a 'struggle to come to terms' is when it involves a brutal crime or something along those lines.

Archives

Followers